Tonight marks Bellator's big debut on Spike TV, and there are some dang good fights on the card. The betting lines are out for the most important bouts, and there looks to be some value in a few of them. Here's a look at the current odds (via BestFightOdds):
First off, I think Rick Hawn at +230 is a great price. A lot of people (including our own Fraser Coffeen and Dallas Winston) believe that this bout with Michael Chandler is very close. Fraser took Chandler and Dallas took Hawn. Either way though, if a fight is that close and you can get one of the combatants at over +200, you should jump all over that. I will be.
The other good bet on the card is Renato Sobral. Mikhail Zayats is solid, but he won't be able to hang with Babalu and getting Sobral anywhere under -250 is a very good deal to me. There might also be value in Seth Petruzelli at -150, but I don't know enough about his opponent to make a strong recommendation on that. And I'll be staying away from Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire entirely. I think Curran will win, but I'm not willing to bet on it.